Post: Social Secretary

The South African High Commission requires the services of a Social Secretary.


  • A minimum of 12 years schooling
  • One year Secretarial Diploma / Certificate
  • Proficiency in business English
  • Minimum of 3 years experience as a Secretary / Personal Assistant
  • Previous experience in a Diplomatic Mission and knowledge of South Africa would be an advantage
  • Proficiency in various software programmes (Microsoft Office)

Duties include:

  • Provide Secretarial duties and diary management to the High Commissioner and other Officials
  • Organising travel and itineraries
  • Assisting with co-ordination of diplomatic and social events
  • Attend to logistics for functions
  • Assisting with all administration and clerical functions related to the Office of the High Commissioner
  • Writing and processing of official documentation in English


A minimum salary of AUD 51,985-00 per annum excluding benefits. The starting salary will be calculated according to qualifications and years of relevant experience.


Applicants should submit their applications together with the following documentation:

  • A cover letter
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of qualifications
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Applications must include at least three contactable references

Applications and relevant documents must be sent to:

South African High Commission
Corner State Circle and Rhodes Place
Canberra 2600 ACT

For attention: Ms N Madisha

Closing Date For Applications

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15h00 Friday, 27 October 2023. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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